The BBC has the story although their photo of Joe is hardly a present day likeness!
I predicted this while ago as Bootle Labour clearly had the knives out for one of the nicest people in Parliament.
Unlike the disingenuous Labour remarks on his ‘retirement’ I really do wish him well. He is the kind of person who should be an MP and frankly if I lived in Bootle I would be proud to say he was my MP.
You can just see how his replacement could easily be another party political robot controlled by Labour HQ.